It’s A New Year! 2018 — My Year of New Beginnings

by Chris Allen

At this year’s combined New Year’s revival hosted Greater Mt. Calvary and First Baptist of Glenarden, God spoke rhema words to me through each speaker in such a cohesive and distinct way that did not just give me marching orders for 2018, but spoke directly to my destiny! But, because of the essence of time, I can’t share everything, but I want to share with you three things the Lord spoke to me.

  1. Through Bishop Rudolph Mckissick, Jr. – You Have The Assignment to Carry Greatness.

God was speaking to me about the assignment He gave me eight years ago while attending a multiple sclerosis with my mother, who had been diagnosed with the disease. As the presenters were sharing information, there was an interruption. The Holy Spirit started downloading a vision that I wrote on the pad provided for us to take notes on. By the time He finished, Anointed Women In Christ (AWIC) was birthed. I was so excited I couldn’t wait to get out of there to share with my BFF what God had given me. And we hit the ground running! We registered the business ministry, developed a team, set the date and signed the contract for October 7-9, 2011 at the National Conference Center. How many of you know that God declares the end before the beginning, but there is also the middle and in the middle of it, I had to go through this to get to that, which is the second word God spoke to me.

  1. Through Evangelist Joyce Rodgers I Had to Go Through This to Get That.

I had to go through the separation, the divorce, the betrayal, being lied on, being overlooked, being denied, being mistreated, being talked about. All of those things God allowed, but they all had purpose. And lastly, He spoke

3. Through Bishop TD Jakes – It’s Still Mine.

God hadn’t changed His mind; He had to change me first. I had to go through process in order to be fit for the assignment. My life, my integrity, my character and my testimony had to match the greatness of the assignment. Through those years God would give me glimpses of the vision and take me through seasons that sometimes felt like false starts, but God then said, “This time it’s not a season. It’s permanent.”

In 2016 and in 2017 the scripture that the Lord gave me was Isaiah 43:19 (NIV): “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” He didn’t give me a scripture for 2018 so I’m inclined to believe, since He didn’t give me anything different, that I should stick to what He already said. I found out that number’s 8 and 18 means “new beginnings” so the assignment the Lord gave me eight years ago will come to fruition in 2018!

Join us October 4-6, 2018 for “The Experience” presented by Anointed Women In Christ at the 4H Center. Yes, we hit the ground running, we developed the team, the contract has been signed, and the participants have been booked!

2018 is my year of new beginnings!


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